Dining and Dancing

This year celebrate the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day, at Ottawa’s most romantic restaurant. Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing. You will be surprised just how much fun it is and she’ll remember it forever.  Dining and Dancing has been our thing for over 40 years. Come and discover why we do it better. When people think about Dining and Dancing in Ottawa they think of the Villa Lucia.

Valentine’s Day History

While many people will argue that Valentine’s Day is the product of American consumer society, and that day has been invented to make people spend all their money and for traders to get more profit, this holiday is truly traditional and dates back to the Roman era. Today’s Valentine’s Day that we celebrate on 14th February, dates from the third century, the time of the Roman Empire. Emperor Claudius II forbade to soldiers to marry to prevent them to be tied to their family and, therefore, avoid going to war.

All priests except one – called Valentin complied with the emperor’s command. This priest resisted to the Emperor’s decision and keep on marrying young couples secretly. After they discover this disobedience Valentin has been imprisoned, and on 14th February executed. Soon, he has been declared as a saint and lovers around the globe still celebrate this day of love every February every year.